Thelma J. Knowlton, 93, of Milan passed away at 2:35am, Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati. She was born at Pellyton in Adair County, Kentucky on March 13, 1925 the daughter of Millard and Lola Taylor. She was married to Walter Knowlton and he preceded her in death on June 30, 2001. Survivors include one son Bruce (Darlene) Knowlton of Milan; one daughter Malena (Jim) Lovins also of Milan; two sisters Mildred Kilby of Cincinnati, and Beverly Wilson of Batesville; 4 grandsons and 9 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded by her daughter Marsha Lee Acra, grandsons Gregg Knowlton and Wes Lovins, her great-granddaughter McKayla Acra, and her brother Millard “Buddy” Taylor. Mrs. Knowlton was a 1944 graduate of Napoleon High School and worked for several years as an aid at the Milan Nursing Home. Thelma enjoyed time spent with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren through her long blessed life. Funeral services for Thelma will be held on Saturday, December 8th at 12 pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home with Rev. Don Buck officiating. Burial will be in the Old Milan Cemetery. Visitation will be on Saturday from 10am until time of services. Memorials may be given to the activity fund at Ripley Crossing or the Delaware Fire Department in care of the funeral home.